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Examples Of A History Dissertation

The School retains a number of undergraduate dissertations each year for learning and teaching purposes.

The School retains a number of undergraduate dissertations each year for use in teaching and learning, and to celebrate the excellent quality of our students' research activities.

These dissertations are available for current undergraduates to view here. They remain anonymous, as they were submitted anonymously.

They are provided as exemplars, for reference only, and should not be downloaded, copied or transmitted in whole or in part, in any format. They should not be copied or provided to any other person.

The School nominates a number of undergraduate dissertations each year for UK-wide prizes. Nominated dissertations are included in this collection.

Further dissertations will be added at the end of each academic year.   They are added as PDF files unless otherwise noted. 

2012 - History

  • The Lion and the Camel Norman Sicily and Islam: a re-assessment
  • Spectacular Marriages: Early Modern Festival Books and the 1568 Wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine
  • Linlithgow, The Cripps Mission (5th March to 10th April 1942), & Political Reform in India
  • A Monument to Imperial Maturity:British Self-Image and the Nineveh Court at the Sydenham Crystal Palace, 1854-1866
  • “The Lowest of Woman Kind”: Perceptions of the Female Prostitute in Twentieth-Century Scotland
  • ‘Unified Commitment’ to ‘Individual Experience’; Elite Women’s Attitudes in the American Civil War, 1860-1865
  • New Deal Spending among United States Coal-Mining Counties
  • Royal Administrative and Legislative Policy towards the Peninsular Nobility in the Regnum Siciliae, ducatus Apuliae et Principatus Capuae, c.1130-89: Crises & Responses
  • A ‘Tyranny of Impatience’? The Role of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (F.A.I.) in the Spanish Anarchosyndicalist Movement, April 1931 to December 1933.
  • THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE: A RAGING FIRESTORM OR A DAMP SQUIB? An Account of the Provision of Military Intelligence by the British Special Operations Executive during Operation Overlord
  • Banqueting at the Court of James I: Gluttony, Extravagance or Magnificence?
  • ‘No party matter either in or out of doors’: Reaction to the Impeachment of Henry Dundas, First Viscount Melville
  • Picturing ‘the Jew’ Visual Depictions of Jews in the publications of the British Union of Fascists, 1933-1939
  • Spectacular Marriages: Early Modern Festival Books and the 1568 Wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine

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